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How to Get Rid of Camel Crickets


Camel crickets are known by many names -- you can call them spider crickets, or even sprickets, if you are feeling lazy. Good thing about these crickets is that they don’t have fangs and they don’t bite humans, bad thing about these crickets is that they do have chewy teeth and they crunch into everything the humans possess, with the exception of their body parts.

They have this hunched back, long legs and a head that is in the middle of their legs. But the creepiest of all things is that they don’t chirp. In fact, they make no sound at all. But the horror of all horrors is that these crickets, when provoked and scared, begin to hop. And they do not hop in other direction, but towards the human who is provoking or scaring them in the first place. Their panic, leads to your panic and then its only panic all around.

That’s not a happy thought at all, so let’s find out  methods to get rid of them, but first, you need to know a little more about these camel crickets:

What we need to know about Camel Crickets

Camel crickets resemble spiders closely, which is why they have been nicknamed spider crickets. They have beige and brown colored bodies and they grow as large as 4 inches.

Even though camel crickets belong to the cricket family, they lack that signature voice crickets are known for. In fact, they lack all sorts of sound, period. Camel crickets, do not harm humans directly because they don’t bite and neither do they carry diseases. However, they do leave their droppings everywhere. These droppings, which are called frass, are found all over the house, even the walls, when camel crickets have taken over.

They are a nuisance, and you must get rid of them, pronto:

Methods to Get Rid of Camel Crickets

  1. Cyonara 9.7 Insecticide

Cyonara 9.7 insecticide is an easy to use insecticide, containing the organic compound Lambda-Cyhalothrin.  You can easily mix it in water and spread it around your house with its low-odor features. In addition to camel crickets, this insecticide will also get rid of all the other small nuisances that have been making your life miserable. It’s a one-stop solution to all you pest problems.

  1. CY-Kick Aerosol Insecticide

Camel crickets are commonly found in damp places of the house such as storage areas, laundry rooms, basements, bathrooms, and garages etc. If there are too many of them, then you’ll need every help you can get. And CY-Kick Aerosol insecticide is just the thing you need in your hands all the time. You can even use this spray in storage areas with food.

  1. Suspend SC

Suspend SC is a super effective insecticide that allows you to spray this repellant almost anywhere in your house. It is an excellent perimeter treatment that will help you get rid of the camel crickets from your house within a week. Moreover, this insecticide is made with home needs in mind; it is completely free of any odor and has a residual power that lasts for two to three months.

  1. Niban Granular Bait

Niban Granular Bait is a highly successful bait that sends pests away for good. Once the pests take a bite out of it, they never dare to return. This granular bait is highly practical too, as it lasts long even against moisture and spoilage.

  1. Invict X-Press Granules

Invict Xpress Granular Bait works lightening fast with its active ingredients that consist of imidacloprid. The X-Press Granules kill not one but a wide range of crawling insects, so not only will camel crickets leave you alone, but other bugs bothering you will also run for their lives.

  1. Traps

If you are not in favor of using insecticides, then don’t sweat. You can always use a wide variety of sticky traps and kill these camel crickets instantly. All you need to do is set these traps in areas where you have seen these crickets most, and then wake up to the trap filled with these spidery, silent crickets.

How to Prevent Camel Crickets From Invading our Homes

One camel cricket alone can cause problems in your house, but having a whole family in your home means you are being a perfect host. We believe that is one title, you can live without.

Here’s what you can do to keep camel crickets away.

  • Camel crickets love damp places with mildew, moisture and fungus. You need to make sure all your faucets, water lines, drain pipes are leak-free and there is no room in your house that remains constantly damp, and wet, especially the basement.

  • Adopt a cat or two if you are not allergic. These felines love to hunt these hopping, jumping crickets, and what more could you want than a cute little killing machine?

  • You need to make your house clutter free. Too many unused, undusted books and other furniture fascinate crickets and other insects and give them a perfect place for hiding and breeding.

  • Install dehumidifiers in your house so that the moisture in your house remains reduced.

With these tried and tested methods and preventive measures, you’ll never have to worry about a spider like camel cricket jumping at you again.  For more helpful DIY pest control advice you can call (800-479-6583), email (askapro@solutionsstores.com) or chat with us and we’ll be happy to help you.

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